Thursday, December 29, 2011
Next stop: Iran
URBANDALE, Iowa - Texas Gov. Rick Perry opened up a new line of criticism against President Obama today, saying he hadn't shown the proper courtesy in welcoming troops returning home from the war in Iraq.
"It really disturbs me that after nine years of war in Iraq, this president wouldn't welcome our many heroes home with a simple parade in their honor," Perry said during a meet-and-greet with the West Side Conservative Club here. He speculated that there was no parade due to the war's unpopularity among Democrats.
Fishing for a issue. Whew. The government's home front strategy for the Iraq War under both presidents was to hide the true costs of the war, so we wouldn't be aware of how many military personnel were there as they were deployed & redeployed like a deadly version of three-card monte; how many dead; how many wounded; how much money was borrowed & wasted. It was a series of short cons adding up to one big con. The first con, if you recall, was connecting Saddam with the 9/11 conspiracy. Most Americans still believe that one, so the rest were relatively easy.
March a few thousand soldiers, the last to serve in Iraq, up Broadway or Pennsylvania Ave., & we're supposed to think, "Gee, mission accomplished! That didn't take much." Sheese, the Repugs would have a field day with that! We'll be "honoring" vets for decades to come with cutbacks in vet benefits & medical care, as we continue to deny the price America had to pay to rid the world of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction & install a radical Islamic government we expect to be "friendly" to the United States.